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Centaurea Phoenix Hybrids (Knapweed Phoenix Hybrids)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Centaurea Phoenix Hybrids

Other names

Knapweed Phoenix Hybrids

Genus

Centaurea Centaurea

Variety or Cultivar

Phoenix Hybrids _ Phoenix Hybrids are tall, upright perennials with finely divided, grey-green leaves and erect, leafy stems bearing thistle-like bronze, red, yellow, or orange flowers from early summer into autumn followed by attractive, scaled seed heads.


Centaurea Phoenix Hybrids is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Upright

Flower

Red, Orange, Bronze, Yellow in Summer; Yellow, Red, Orange, Bronze in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong the flowering season.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Centaurea Phoenix Hybrids (Knapweed Phoenix Hybrids) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, East

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Centaurea Phoenix Hybrids

Other names

Knapweed Phoenix Hybrids

Genus

Centaurea Centaurea

Variety or Cultivar

Phoenix Hybrids _ Phoenix Hybrids are tall, upright perennials with finely divided, grey-green leaves and erect, leafy stems bearing thistle-like bronze, red, yellow, or orange flowers from early summer into autumn followed by attractive, scaled seed heads.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Upright


Colour

Flower

Red, Orange, Bronze, Yellow in Summer; Yellow, Red, Orange, Bronze in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong the flowering season.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Centaurea Phoenix Hybrids (Knapweed Phoenix Hybrids) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, East

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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